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This Day In Music, January 5th

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for the next few days as we begin 2021, we’ll be going back to one specific year of the 80s per day and showing you the Top 40 songs for that year. Today, we visit 1987. These are the Top 40 songs of 1987 as ranked by Billboard Magazine:

1Walk Like an EgyptianThe Bangles
2AloneHeart
3Shake You DownGregory Abbott
4I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston
5Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us NowStarship
6C’est La VieRobbie Nevil
7Here I Go AgainWhitesnake
8The Way It IsBruce Hornsby and the Range
9ShakedownBob Seger
10Livin’ on a PrayerBon Jovi
11La BambaLos Lobos
12Everybody Have Fun TonightWang Chung
13Don’t Dream It’s OverCrowded House
14AlwaysAtlantic Starr
15With or Without YouU2
16Looking for a New LoveJody Watley
17Head to ToeLisa Lisa and Cult Jam
18I Think We’re Alone NowTiffany
19Mony MonyBilly Idol
20At This MomentBilly Vera and the Beaters
21The Lady in RedChris de Burgh
22Didn’t We Almost Have It AllWhitney Houston
23I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking ForU2
24I Want Your SexGeorge Michael
25NotoriousDuran Duran
26Only in My DreamsDebbie Gibson
27(I’ve Had) The Time of My LifeBill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
28The Next Time I FallPeter Cetera and Amy Grant
29Lean on MeClub Nouveau
30Open Your HeartMadonna
31Lost in EmotionLisa Lisa and Cult Jam
32(I Just) Died In Your ArmsCutting Crew
33Heart and SoulT’Pau
34You Keep Me Hangin’ OnKim Wilde
35Keep Your Hands to YourselfGeorgia Satellites
36I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)Aretha Franklin and George Michael
37ControlJanet Jackson
38U Got the LookPrince
39Somewhere Out ThereLinda Ronstadt and James Ingram
40Land of ConfusionGenesis
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